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CFPBMC Employer Funds
Deadline to apply: June 5, 2023 11:59 pm ET

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties provides scholarship opportunities for students to pursue their educational goals. Scholarships are available for graduating high school seniors and undergraduates who are attending community colleges, four-year universities, and vocational/technical schools.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

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Applicants will complete one application for consideration for all the scholarship funds under CFPBMC Employer Funds.

Scholarships funds included in the CFPBMC Employer Funds Application:

  • Palm Beach Kennel Club Scholarship Fund
  • Willoughby Foundation Scholarship Fund

Applicants will apply to CFPBMC Employer Funds. One common application is completed to apply to any of the below funds. Applicants must meet the following criteria and the criteria of one or more of the scholarships listed:

  • Be full-time or part-time Palm Beach Kennel Club, or Willoughby employees


  • Be spouses, grandchildren or dependent* children, of full-time or part-time Palm Beach Kennel Club, or Willoughby employees


  • Be high school seniors, high school graduates, or current college undergraduates
  • Plan to enroll in part-time or full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year**

* Dependent children are defined as biological, step- or legally adopted children living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.

Children of foundation employees are ineligible.

**Certification programs must be through an accredited institution and must run on a standard academic semester calendar. Certification programs must be a minimum of one semester/term in length, and applicants must be enrolled at the time awards are disbursed.

Palm Beach Kennel Club Scholarship Fund

  • Must be employed for at least one year as of the application deadline date
  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need

Willoughby Foundation Scholarship Fund

  • Must attend a 2- or 4-year college or university in the United States
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $2,300 to $3,750. Up to 10 awards will be granted.

Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance (maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale) in a part-time or full-time course of study and continuation of the program by the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Applicants may receive more than one award.


All applicants will be notified in July.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties.

Payment is made in August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, will be considered. Recipients must demonstrate need.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any member of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than June 8, 2023 3:00 pm Eastern Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!